presents award to Burnham residents for festive charity work
Mayor has presented the residents of 'Britain's most festive street'
a special award to recognise their efforts in raising £60,000
and Highbridge Mayor Martin Cox visited the residents of Trinity
Close on Saturday (March 21st) to present them with a certificate
recognising their annual display of 100,000 Christmas lights.
display attracts national media attention and last year it was
named by the Daily Mail as 'Britain's Most Festive Street'.
Cox said: "I am presenting all eight houses with a Mayors
Special Award in recognition of the residents' outstanding community
Christmas Lighting and associated charity work over the years."
have long admired the 'wow factor' of their annual Christmas lights
and I wish to put on record my and the Town Councils appreciation
on behalf everyone who enjoys the display."
this year we announced that having won the joint entry in the
Town Councils annual Xmas lights competition for the past
three years we acknowledged another spectacular display. However,
we wanted to encourage other joint entries and we awarded first
prize to 6 and 8 Stoneleigh close."
understand there are an unbelievable total of 100,000 lights in
the Trinity Close display and that as far as I can tell its
become better and brighter and each year, with more houses gradually
joining in and all adding or changing their lights."
Christmas seemed to me the busiest ever - I live in Golf Links
Road and I judge this by the difficulty I had to drive up and
down Berrow Road! The residents must be congratulated for the
huge amount of money they have raised for charities over the years
with a record £10,000 in 2014."
display was named by the Daily Mail as 'Britains Most Festive
Street' last year and it was also a runner-up in a GMTV Christmas
competition and appeared in a documentary called Britains
Craziest Xmas Lights on Channel 5.